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of issues the united states is facing between the fiscal cliff and iran and syria and a lot of other things, you can't justify the amount of partisan heat that's gone into this issue on what susan rice said. so there has to be something behind it beyond getting at the facts. this is an attack on the administration, it's got partisan motives and you have to ask why is it? because there were no consequences of having said what they said. people didn't say, oh, well, i'm going to vote for the administration because there was just a demonstration that caused this. i wouldn't vote for them if they were actually attacked by al qaeda? come on, that doesn't make sense. >> certainly it has become partisan, which is a big tragedy about the whole thing, i think we can agree. thanks to both of you. >>> and now to an "outfront" update on a story from texas. it's an ugly custody battle that's defining what mother hood means. we told you first about this in september. cindy and her friend marvin mcmurray agreed to have a child together. what they used was his sperm and donated eggs. then clos
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] >>> dramatic new video out of war torn syria. you saw that. this video reportedly shows what rebels say is a newly acquired surface to air missile hitting, wait for it again, hitting the helicopter. it was slowed down. you can see it, the massive flame, the smoke, the moment of impact and the chopper ended up just crashing into a field. meanwhile, activists say at least 90 people were killed today in the latest fighting in syria. >>> today has been round two for u.n. ambassador susan rice facing her critics on capitol hill. and so far it is a replay of yesterday. the meeting that rice requested with the senators did not go well. apparently bringing her no closer to gaining their support, if and when rice were to be nominated for secretary of state. >> i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of a contentious presidential election campaign. >> rice has been under intense criticism for publicly repeating cia talking points that the attack that killed four americans in benghazi, in september 11th, may have
question republicans will continue to respect and follow his advice and syria is the next big issue that he is pounding away on. he was at a forum at the newseum yesterday and crying out for american leadership on syria which means more involvement and there are a lot of big issues he has a huge influence on because of his experience, respect and personal history. this issue i'm not so sure they'll follow him on but two or three have said they're putting holds on a nomination. no bell laureate economists nominated for the federal reserve who was finally withdrew his name after a year of waiting because he was not going to be -- >> consumer. >> and the consumer protection service agency, elizabeth warren's former agency so you have people all over the place, judges -- >> ambassadors. >> when lindsey graham mentioned yesterday was john boughten and that was, okay, a warning because john was not confirmed for u.n. ambassador then was a recess appointee. no way the president will nominate a secretary of state as a recess appointee. you cannot with credible lead diplomacy over the world.
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